Wisconsin Negligent Hiring Attorneys
Driving a large semi-truck is a job that comes with a great amount of responsibility. Due to their large size and weight, these trucks are capable of causing significant destruction, not to mention severe, sometimes deadly, injury to others. As such, there are laws that require trucking companies to take important steps to make sure their drivers are qualified for the job. However, many trucking companies fail to live up to these standards, and unfortunately, end up hiring drivers who are highly likely to cause devastating accidents.
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident with a semi-truck, it may be due to negligent hiring on the part of the trucking company. If this is the case, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and losses. To speak with an experienced attorney about your case today, contact a Wisconsin trucking company negligence attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.
What Qualifies as Negligent Hiring?
Negligent hiring occurs when a trucking company hires an individual who is unqualified for the job in one way or another and who cannot be trusted to operate their vehicles safely. Some examples include:
- Hiring individuals with bad driving records, such as multiple speeding tickets, reckless driving accidents, etc.
- Hiring individuals who have been convicted of drug and/or alcohol related crimes or who have a history of substance abuse
- Using independent contractors who have a record of hiring unqualified drivers
These are just a few of the ways a company may be guilty of negligent hiring, and if you have been injured in an accident involving a driver who should not have been allowed on the road, you may be able to seek legal restitution from the trucking company for hiring that driver.
The Wisconsin trucking negligence lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. believe that no one should have to pay for the negligence of trucking companies. If you or a loved one was harmed due to an unqualified truck driver, contact our offices today at 800-242-2874 to begin discussing the possibility of financial compensation.